Got to admit in the very brief period I was keen and upping my allyness the Silvermans booklet was like a bible and I'm a bit envious when you see the troops nowadays with all that gear laid on, aircon in the wagons, jackals to hang out of, no boots to bull and of course dripping in medals. It's nice to know my achilles and liver weren't sacrificed in vain.Agree with all this.
I recently saw an army video on YouTube of a modern day recruits locker at Catterick. They now have issued indoor & outdoor trainers!!!! Let that sink in!! Two pairs each designed to meet the exercise requirement.
I had black plimsoles, highly polished, one pair, for the knackering of joints.
Furthermore, Not a KF shirt, or any shirt for that matter, in sight. No woolley pulls.
All whatever they call DPM these days.
Boots not bulled!!!!
Army's gone soft I tell ya...